Alaska Travel

If you’re up for an adventure this summer, there are plenty of places around the state that offer a great experience -- whether you travel by boat, by car or by air.

Scott McMurren
When the first gray whale breached, it caught many of us off guard. My 10-year-old pointed toward the stern, mouth hanging open, as again and again the gray whale presented us with an impressive display of marine mammal athleticism. The atmosphere was electric after that. Erin Kirkland
May should be the official "Alaskans see Alaska" month. The days are long and the prices are low.Scott McMurren
Princess Cruises will transfer the 672-passenger Pacific Princess, the smallest ship in its Alaska fleet, to Europe after the 2015 cruise season, leaving six vessels plying the state's waters.Megan Edge
It must be summer in Alaska; the 135-mile Denali Highway is open to the public for the season. Megan Edge
Because fewer than 6,000 miles of certified public roads and highways probe Alaska's 570,374 square miles, rivers are especially important. Alaskans' dependence on rivers for in-state travel is critical, particularly for rural residents whose road systems are at best localized and short.Ken Marsh

Your adventure begins here with "staycation" itineraries and visitor information for your travels around the Last Frontier.

Alaska Dispatch News
From hiking, to riding a zipline to flightseeing to fishing for elusive steelhead or king salmon, it's not too early to start enjoying an Alaska spring and summer outdoors. Lisa Maloney

The 30th Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic was called off Saturday after a second day of poor conditions forced organizers to nix the annual race in the Hoodoo Mountains.

Tara Young

The Great Alaska Sportsman Show offers more than 500 vendors spread between Sullivan Arena and Ben Boeke Ice Arena.

 

Matt Tunseth